Three Secrets to Space Savings from your Local Storage Experts
When it comes to helping people save space and providing space-efficient storage solutions, no one has had more experience than the team at Donnegan Systems. We work with many markets and industries to provide storage that caters to their unique environment and what they are trying to store. What’s more, we don’t only try to provide you with storage that holds your items for you; we also look to provide you with the most space efficient layout, which in turn allows you to maximize the space you are working with, and maybe even increase the capacity by double what you started with. In this blog post we will share with you 3 secrets to saving space – all of which you can immediately implement in order to save space in your facility.
Space Saving Secret #1: The first secret to space saving is choosing the right storage solution. As obvious as this may sound, choosing the improper solution can actually mean you are wasting space rather than saving it. When it comes to figuring out the right solution for you, the first question you should ask yourself is what am I storing? Are your items large or small? Heavy or light? Do you frequently access these items, or are they usually just sitting in stock? All of these questions will help you understand how to store your items in a way that lends itself well to both your layout and your workflow. If you have multiple shelving systems in various areas that hold different things, do those need to be consolidated? Can you use a solution such as High-Density Mobile Shelving to fit all of those shelves in the same place? The reason High-Density Mobile Shelving is the answer to a lot of storage issue prayers is because it eliminates the need for wasted aisle space. In typical shelving that sits on the floor there are aisles on either side of the unit for people to walk up and down. High Density Shelving rests on tracks in the floor or overhead, allowing you to move the shelves back and forth with ease, and maximizing the space that would normally have been left open for aisles.
Space Saving Secret #2: The second secret to space saving is taking a fresh look at every nook and cranny you have, and envisioning a new purpose for it. Believe it or not, some space savings may be just under your nose but you haven’t noticed them yet. This happens a lot in facilities or buildings where there are many rooms, closets, and dreary basement nooks. If you are looking to save space, and fast, you shouldn’t think about expansion or new construction. Often times, a company, or a university, or a hospital, can find space they already own and repurpose that area for something new. Do you have a closet that holds a lot of junk? What about a storage room that hasn’t really been cleaned out in a decade? Starting with these small areas, cleaning them out, and seeing what else can go in there can be the fresh start you have been looking for. Take the project one step further by involving a storage expert to do a free site survey and see where they can find you some extra space, or help consolidate areas you already have. If you are considering consolidating your storage space into one room or area, be sure to check out the various High-Density Mobile options we offer to see which one might work in your space.
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